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Ori Gerstel

Sedona Systems
Ori Gerstel is founder and CTO of Sedona Systems – a company specializing in multi-layer SDN control for SP networks. Until 2014 Ori was Principal Engineer at Cisco, responsible for the IP-optical architecture. Before joining Cisco in 2002, Ori held senior technical positions at Tellabs and Nortel, where he architected ground-breaking optical networking products. He started his work in the field at IBM. For these contributions, he was awarded the grade of IEEE Fellow and OSA Fellow. Ori published over 100 conferences and journal papers, as well as several book chapters. He is regularly invited to teach tutorials and short courses and to speak at panels. He holds over 35 granted patents, and as many pending patents. He serves as editor-in-chief of the primary journal in the field (JOCN) and as a steering committee member for the OFC conference. Ori holds a Ph.D. degree from the Technion.